Alfie Kamitakahara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Alfie Kamitakahara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Alfie Kamitakahara.

The Art of Compassion

The Art of Compassion

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The Art of Compassion presents parallel portraits of two men who have transformed painful experiences into sources of creative inspiration. Their moving stories resonate with themes of healing, appreciation for nature, and spiritual growth.

Chikas Bird

Chika's Bird

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Chika, a shy Japanese-Canadian girl, has trouble fitting in at home and at school, but she learns to fend for herself when her beloved grandfather is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

CHILDREN OF REDRESS

CHILDREN OF REDRESS

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In 1942 the Canadian Government ordered the uprooting of 22,000 men, women, and children in one of the nations' largest and cruelest dispossessions and dispersals ever. A generation later, Japanese Canadians fought back and won. Twenty-five years later, Children of Redress uncovers the struggle in detail.

Images of the First Hundred Years

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Based upon the photos from the Japanese-Canadian Centennial Project, this film is a deeply felt personal statement about the cultural heritage of Canada's Japanese community and the problems that it has encountered in Canadian society. It effectively brings a difficult issue into focus for students as well as for the general public.

Irene Tsuyuki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Irene Tsuyuki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Irene Tsuyuki.

Kazue Oye • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Kazue Oye • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Japanese-Canadian, Kazue Oye.

The Last Harvest

The Last Harvest

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This rich and evocative epic of a Japanese-Canadian experience following World War II is filled with the vibrant intensity of one family's struggle to rebuild their lives and to be accepted as Canadians.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

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With a critical eye, Lest We Forget looks at the issues of race, human rights and homeland security post-911 in the United States and Canada.

Marie Katsuno • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Marie Katsuno • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Japanese-Canadian, Marie Katsuno.

May Komiyama • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

May Komiyama • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles May Komiyama.

Midge Ayukawa • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Midge Ayukawa • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Midge Ayukawa.

Mrs. Murakami: Family Album

Mrs. Murakami: Family Album

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Mrs. Murakami: Family Album presents a moving portrayal of the treatment of Japanese-Canadians during and following World War II.

Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders (10 Parts)

Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders (10 Parts)

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Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders features 10 Japanese-Canadian elders who tell their stories, describing their lives both before the bombing of Pearl Harbour, which led to internment, and after World War II.

One Big Hapa Family

One Big Hapa Family

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Preconceptions about racial purity are under the microscope in this fact-paced, heart-warming documentary by Jeff Chiba Stearns, who has a heritage that is half-Japanese, half-European.

Shirley Omatsu • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Shirley Omatsu • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Japanese-Canadian, Shirley Omatsu.

THE SPIRIT OF NIHONMACHI

THE SPIRIT OF NIHONMACHI

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Nihonmachi [日本町 or 日本街 lit. "Japan town" or "Japan street"] is a term used to refer to historical Japanese communities. Before the Second World War, Powell Street, in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) was home to many Japanese Canadians. Today, poverty, mental illness and drug addiction pervade. Yet for a few days each summer, the neighbourhood returns to Nihonmachi when the Powell Street Festival returns to the area to celebrate Japanese Canadian culture with a dynamic and inclusive program of art music, dance, food and sport.

 

Stolen Memories

Stolen Memories

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If you had to walk out of your present life in 48 hours, possibly never to return, what would you take with you? What would you leave behind?

Susumu Tabata • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Susumu Tabata • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Susumu Tabata.

Tak Miyazaki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Tak Miyazaki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Tak Miyazaki.

Tom Sandow Kuwabara and Shig Kuwabara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Tom Sandow Kuwabara and Shig Kuwabara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles brothers, Tom Sandow Kuwabara and Shig Kuwabara.

Tora

Tora

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In this short drama starring Kate Bateman and Dr. David Suzuki, a young urban woman experiences the pain of loss, the power of hope and the value of forgiveness when she learns her newly inherited property in British Columbia was once a Japanese internment camp.